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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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The tour of the house it definitely worth the trip. My family has been here a few times and it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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This is a MUST SEE- the history is incredible!!

The history and architecture are amazing. It is astounding what was accomplished back in the day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belle River, Canada
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of the house it definitely worth the trip. My family has been here a few times and it is always an enjoyable experience. The inside tour and the outside views are terrific.

Thank casualdiner90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history and architecture are amazing. It is astounding what was accomplished back in the day. How lucky are we that this house is maintained and available for all to see. Not to mention the fabulous view of the inter-coastal region here.

Thank CBennett_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Ca d'Zan! I am a local in Sarasota and love to visit the home of John and Mabel Ringling, several times a year. The renovation of of this marvelous mansion, the beautiful furnishings, the painted frescoes, the incredible history, the architectural elements and...More

Thank SaraSota34239
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and willing to help. Sites were amazing and I would plan 1 or 2 days if you're a little slower when it comes to walking like me

Thank ohiograndpa330
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mansion is an amazing repository of the history of the circus and of John and Mable Ringling. There are many rooms filled with paintings and antiques that the Ringlings acquired on their trips to Europe. The architecture and design is amazing as well.

Thank ricardo232016
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

It is a trip back in time to the early Sarasota development when rich Americans recognized the potential of Sarasota. The tour not only shows the basic home of one of the richest men of the time but also gives an excellent account of the...More

Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We took both John's and Mable's tours. The guides were very knowledgeable, if a bit over the top with their admonitions to not touch anything. There were usually 2-3 staff in each room, watching carefully so that visitors don't stray or touch. The property is...More

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit! Learned so much about the Ringlings on the guided tour. The mansion is massive & beautiful.

Thank celtlassie
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

10$ for the ticket only for this small museum who spend a bit of information about the building. No thanks, thats a shame. But the building from outside it looks nice and also the benches on the balcony are a good idea.

Thank MarleneL84
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great tour guide Julia will fill you in on their interesting history. You will not get this information if you walk through on your own. The grounds are beautiful and it is a great place to walk around.there is a golf cart type vehicle that...More

Thank Bella32767
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Sara B
12 January 2017|
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Response from dsaul01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, more of a small cafe.
Beth W
17 October 2016|
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Response from newjerseysavannah | Reviewed this property |
Only the museum part
14 July 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
The Ringling museum is accessible but the mansion is not. The grounds around are wheelchair accessible & the museum probably has chairs to rent. Call ahead!